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8 To develop spacial thinking and the ability to translate two-dimensional representation into 3D images and vice versa.3 1.7 1. When freehand sketches are required. 1 AIMS The aims listed below set out the purpose of the course which is in preparation for the ordinary level GCE/SC examination in Geometrical and Mechanical Drawing. To develop the ability to read and interpret formal working drawings and diagrammatic illustrations. compasses. or PP 7308 Engineering Drawing Practice for Schools and Colleges. When completing the syllabus in respect of Plane and Solid Geometry it is most important that strictly geometrical methods are used and that all construction lines are clearly shown. set squares. To develop a sound understanding of the principles of plane and solid geometry. but centres may wish to make candidates aware of its use. The course of study will require the use of a drawing board. Copies of syllabuses. and 1:10 scales) and pencils of appropriate hardness values.2 1. To develop a working knowledge of the contents of BS308 Engineering Drawing Practice relating to methods of projection. To appreciate the importance of producing formal working drawings which comply with the appropriate British Standard Specifications. lines which are parallel. i. 1:2.4 1. tee-square and drawing instruments. which is available at www.e. geometry and graphics and to develop an understanding and appreciation of this subject. a metric scale rule (1:1. 1:5.6 1. perpendicular or inclined at angles of 30°. 1 . 45° or 60° to other lines may be drawn using set squares. nor should this be used in examination work.uk under ‘Qualifications & Diplomas’ – ‘Order Publications’. To appreciate and apply standard conventions to methods of projection and the representation of solids in plane surfaces. it is most important that they are in good proportion and produced without the aid of compasses. The aims are: 1.cie. To develop graphical skills including freehand sketching and drawings to scale. INTRODUCTION The syllabus is designed to introduce candidates to the basic skills of engineering drawing. The aims are not listed in order of priority. scales. Isometric drawings do not require the use of an isometric scale. It is important that tuition in respect of engineering drawing follows the recommendations contained in BS308 Parts 1 and 2 Engineering Drawing Practice Students Edition. protractor.GEOMETRICAL AND MECHANICAL DRAWING 7040 O LEVEL 2007 GEOMETRICAL AND MECHANICAL DRAWING GCE Ordinary Level/School Certificate Subject 7040 This syllabus is available for examination in November only.5 1. past papers and Examiners’ Reports are available on CD ROM and can be ordered using the Publications Catalogue. To develop the ability to apply the basic principles of both plane and solid geometry in the solution of practical problems. paper sizes and orthographic representation of common engineering details (including sections) and conventional dimensioning. straight edges or templates.1 1. However.org. Protractors and adjustable squares must not be used for the division of angles during the examinations.

to a specified angle of projection and with three or four major dimensions added conforming to British Standard practice. Produce specified geometrical constructions in solid geometry involving the completion of partially drawn solutions. Produce freehand orthographic or pictorial views of engineering components working from pictorial or orthographic drawings. one probably in section. Not more than five questions may be attempted. 2. which are not listed in order of priority.3 Component 2 Engineering Drawing (2 hrs 40 mins. Produce general assembly drawings of simple engineering products from detail drawings of their various component parts assisted by a general description listed in sequence of their method of assembly. The question paper will contain TWO questions both of which must be attempted.2 Component 1 Plane and Solid Geometry (2 hrs 40 mins. Solve specific geometrical problems in plane geometry involving lines. plane figures. 3. Candidates should be able to: 2. describe what a candidate should be able to do on completion of the course. drawn without mechanical aids.1 SCHEME OF ASSESSMENT Examination components Component number 1 Title Plane & Solid Geometry Engineering Drawing Duration Weighting 2 hours 40 minutes 50% 2 2 hours 40 minutes 50% 3. The question will follow one of two formats. 2 .GEOMETRICAL AND MECHANICAL DRAWING 7040 O LEVEL 2007 2 ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVES The objectives. Produce fully dimensioned and annotated working drawings of engineering component part(s) from dimensioned sketches or from measurements of component parts.5 2. The paper will be divided into two sections and contain a total of eight questions all of equal value. The first will be devised to test the candidate's ability in sketching and spacial thinking and will carry 16% or 20% of the total marks. This type of question will be valued at 20% of the total marks.2 2. from a specified view point (16%).6 3 3.3 2.1 2. Section 1 will contain three questions all based upon plane geometry and Section 2 will comprise five questions based upon solid geometry.4 Read and interpret drawings conforming to British Standard drawing practice. circles. Orthographic views of an engineering component will be supplied and the candidate required to produce a freehand pictorial sketch. 100 marks) Candidates will be allowed 10 minutes to read the question paper and make notes but will not be allowed to commence to answer the questions in this time period. 100 marks) For the first 10 minutes candidates will be allowed to read the question paper and make notes but will not be allowed to commence their answers to the questions during this time period. OR a pictorial sketch of a component will be supplied and the candidate required to produce orthographic freehand drawings involving two or three views. loci and cycloidal curves. with a maximum of three taken from either section.

4.3 Recognise the parts of a circle and know the common relationships between the component parts. lines and planes from one view to another. 4. Question 2 will call for a specified number of major dimensions to be added if this feature of the syllabus has not been tested in Question 1.1. quadrilaterals and other polygons to specified requirements.2 Construct triangles. right circular cones and spheres.1 Understand the principles and apply the projection of points.1. 4 SYLLABUS CONTENT 4. Find the mean proportional of two given lines. and hyperbola as a loci and construct a tangent and normal to these curves. 4. Solutions expected will be in either First or Third Angle projection. 4. Candidates should be able to: 4.1.4 Construct the paths of points in simple mechanisms. Construct circles to satisfy stated requirements involving points. 4. Reduce and enlarge regular and irregular figures to specified linear and area ratios. Construct an ellipse.1 Divide or extend a given line in stated proportions. cylinders. the projection used will be stated. Construct and use scales of stated ratios. Solve simple problems on the intersection of prisms. 4.2. pyramids. parabola and hyperbola constructed as a conic section from a right circular cone. Produce sectional views of simple geometric solids. right circular cones and simple combinations of these solids. pyramids. Produce surface developments of prisms. 3 .B.3 Produce a helix curve as a locus on a right cylinder and right circular cone and apply such a curve to the projection of screw threads and helical springs. Determine the true length of a line in space. straight lines and other circles. rolling without slipping along (i) a straight path (cycloid). N.1. cylinders. perpendicular or inclined to one another. Produce similar plane figures and figures of equal area. can be used to solve problems relating to common practical applications. 4. Demonstrate an understanding of how the intersection of lines and planes.GEOMETRICAL AND MECHANICAL DRAWING 7040 O LEVEL 2007 The second question carrying either 84% or 80% of the total marks will be designed to test the candidate's ability to read orthographic working drawings and to produce either a general assembly drawing including specified sections from given detailed component parts or dimensioned detail component parts working from dimensioned sketches drawn in orthographic or pictorial projection. Recognise a tangent and normal and understand their various properties.2. parabola.5 Construct the paths traced out by a point on the circumference of a rolling circle.2 Understand the orthographic projection of simple solids including projections on to the first auxiliary plane. Construct an archimedian spiral. Construct an involute and its tangent and normal at a given point.2.4 Produce an ellipse. Trochoids are not required.1. Construct a tangent and normal at a point on a cycloid only.2 Solid Geometry Diagrams printed on the question paper may NOT be to scale and may be in either First or Third Angle projection.2. 4. (ii) along the outside of a circular path (epicycloid) and (iii) along the inside of a circular path (hypercycloid).1 Plane Geometry Students should be able to: 4.

4. Questions will not involve the use of an isometric scale although in teaching this form of projection the scale could reasonably be included. The subjects of the drawings may be taken from typical engineering examples and cover a wide spectrum such as pumps. ABBOTT (1971) Technical Drawing. F. Candidates should be able to: 4. the recommendations of BS308 Parts 1 and 2. M.5 Produce in isometric projection views of common components which include curved surface or edges. W. These drawings will be made from detail drawings of components shown in either pictorial or orthographic projection. B. forgings. J. templates or isometric scales.3.GEOMETRICAL AND MECHANICAL DRAWING 7040 O LEVEL 2007 4. The use of approximate constructions for circles in isometric projection is allowed. 4. AUSTEN (1976) 4 . studs. BARNES and A. F. 2.3 Drawing (Mechanical) Throughout the following. 3rd edition. NICHOLLS and N. REEKIE Further graphic communication (Published by Hodder and Stoughton). units. MOTT (1976) Theory and practice of drawing in S. W.3. C.I. TILBROOK (1970) Practical geometry and engineering graphics: a textbook for engineering and other students. or PP7308 Engineering Drawing Practice for Schools and Colleges should be adopted. W.1 Understand and apply the principles of orthographic projection in First and Third Angle to the production of scale drawings of general engineering details and assemblies. KEEP Draughtsmanship. nuts. PARKER & F. (2003) Practical Engineering Drawing. E. W. GEORGE PEARMAN (1972) Geometry of construction.3. A. MILLARD (1970) Engineering drawing with worked examples. machine tools or components produced from castings. Such drawings to include both exterior and sectional views.3 Be able to identify and produce conventional representation of threads. vol.2 Understand and apply the principles of dimensioning and be able to produce parts lists and drawing identification i.2.3. Recommended textbooks for Geometrical and Mechanical Drawing at GCE O/SC Level: Engineering drawing and construction. keys. pins and locking devices for simple screwed fastenings. PICKUP (1981) Geometrical drawing (Published by Oxford University Press). LEWIS & R. valves. bolts. L. T. title block data. mouldings and pressings. BRIAN HADLEY (1999) The following books are no longer published but are still useful for use with this syllabus: Exercises in technical drawing for GCE. A. rivets. 4. straight edges. A.e. A.4 Produce freehand sketches in both orthographic and pictorial form from details of simple engineering components. R. GIESECKE et al. W. Sketches must be in good proportion and produced without the aid of compasses. set-squares. 4.

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